Birth & Death Certificates

Birth Certificate:
The Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) can issue birth certificates for anyone born in the state of Ohio from 1908 to the present. Certified birth certificates are $25 each.

Death Certificate:
Certified copies of death certificates are available for $25 for those that passed away in Lorain County. We do not have state-wide issuance.

Obtaining Certificates:
You may receive the birth or death certificate in person, lobby hours are 8 am – 4:15 pm and no appointment is necessary. You may also request the certificate by mail. Please mail the application along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and payment to the LCGHD. We are not responsible for lost or returned mail. For your convenience, you can also process online requests through an independent company, VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalCheck can be reached through their website. An additional fee for this service is charged by VitalCheck, and all major credit cards are accepted including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® and Visa®.

The vital statistics staff accommodates requests for information by:

Download Application

Mail application to:
Lorain County General Health District
9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035

                        TP: 440-322-6367


To order birth or death certificates online, click here.



Or call Vital Check


In person at:
9880 South Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, Ohio 44035

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